Anti-Financial Crime Symposium – Nordics
“Evolution or revolution? Technology in Anti-Financial Crime”

  • When:25 October 2018
  • Where:Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Venue: Scandic Copenhagen
    Vester Søgade 6
    Copenhagen V, Denmark

This full-day event focuses on the integration and use of technology as a component of an effective anti-financial crime compliance programme. The event will comprise of a cross-section of both conventional and innovative financial institutions, regulators and disruptors, all sharing their operational initiatives and experiences in working towards the adoption of technological tools to detect and prevent financial crime.

Learning Points

  • Raise awareness about regulatory developments, including the 5AMLD related to tech-enabled compliance initiatives
  • Uncover future developments and initiatives in the use of RegTech as part of the KYC / onboarding process
  • Gain insight into trends and techniques to amplify the effectiveness of monitoring and review activities
  • Demystify the use of algorithms, scenarios and data sources to maximize screening accuracy
  • Consider emerging financial crime typologies involving FinTech products or services


8:00 – 9:00 Registration and Networking Breakfast
9:00 ACAMS Introductory Remarks
9:15 How soon is now? Regulatory Adoption and Anti-Financial Crime Technology
10:15 – 10:45 Networking and Refreshment Break
10:45 Take on me: Customer Onboarding and the Use of Technology
11:45 Is there something I should know? Using Technology to Undertake “Smarter” Ongoing Monitoring and Customer Risk Reviews
12:45 – 13:45 Networking Lunch
13:45 I still haven’t found what I’m looking for: Strategic and Tactical Approaches to using Automated Screening Technology
14:45 – 15:00 Networking and Refreshment Break
15:00 Who can it be now? FinTech Innovation and Emerging Financial Crime Typologies: Emerging Risks and How to Disrupt Them
16:00 Closing Remarks
16:10 – 16:45 Networking Drinks
ACAMS Members Non-Members
$595 USD $695 USD

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Rajeev Ahya
  • Rajeev Ahya

  • Financial Crime Subject Matter Expert


Rajeev has worked in London’s financial markets for the last decade having started his career in the front office with Lloyds Banking Group and subsequently at Barclays Wealth International. In the aftermath of the Financial crisis, he worked on various Financial Crime change programs driven by regulatory demand delivering target operating models at Santander and Lloyds. Most recently, Rajeev worked in the Commercial Banking Control Function at Lloyds in a Financial Crime advisory capacity with a focus on Correspondent Banking & Financial Institutions.

Rut Gunnarsdóttir


Rut is Head of Compliance at Íslandsbanki hf. which is one of the three largest Banks in Iceland and is listed in the Nasdaq Iceland Stock Exchange. As Head of Compliance, Rut is the Bank´s MLRO and heads the supervision and monitoring of compliance risk within the Bank. Rut has been with Compliance at Íslandsbanki since 2010. The Compliance unit carries out its role with surveillance, audits, education and consultation.

Prior to joining Íslandsbanki, Rut worked at the Financial Supervisory Authority in Iceland for 8 years in surveillance of the securities, pension and insurance markets. In her last years with the FSA she led the securities enforcement team.

Rut holds a law degree from the University of Iceland and is a member of the Icelandic Bar Association. She is a certified securities broker and has an MBA from UIBS, Barcelona, with investment banking as her specialty.

Marie Lundberg


Marie Lundberg is the founder and CEO of Acronym Consulting AB, based in Stockholm, Sweden.

She is a financial crime specialist with over two decades of experience within the financial sector. The company specialises in Anti-Financial Crime (AFC), Anti Bribery and Corruption (ABC), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorism Financing (CTF), Know Your Customer-processes (KYC) including, PEP, UBO and Sanctions along with management reporting as well as reporting to FIU’s and FSA’s.

Marie is a firm believer of using analytics and the importance of knowing and understanding your data, as well as your customers. Awareness, a solid risk management program and education is, in her opinion, one of the keys to combatting financial crime.

She has extensive international experience, working mainly in the Nordics and Europe. Marie is also a Certified Fraud Examiner by ACFE as well as a public speaker and thought leader in this area.


Martin Nordh has a background in law enforcement, and was a police officer in the Stockholm Metropolitan Police. After graduating from law school, he started working with the national assessments of crime fighting initiatives in the Office of the National Police Commissioner. Following that, he was recruited to the Ministry of Justice where he worked with policy making and governance around anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism. Amongst other things, Martin participated in the drafting of the Swedish AML Act, the National Risk Assessment for terrorist financing and government preparations for the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) evaluation of Sweden. In 2015, he joined Nordea Bank AB and was appointed as Head of Financial Crime Risks and Controls in Retail Banking, leading a Nordic team with 16 senior experts responsible for financial crime risk assessments and control design. The work in Retail Banking covered risks and controls for 11 million household and corporate customers in seven countries, and thousands of different products and services. At Nordea Commercial and Business Banking, he led the cross-functional team responsible for 1 LoD financial crime and operational risks and controls. Currently he is CEO at Acuminor, a RegTech company providing unique online solutions for risk assessments, policies and other controls against money laundering, terrorist financing and sanctions. Martin holds a Master of Laws (Llm), a law enforcement degree and a Bachelor degree in Political Science.



Mrs. Samantha Sheen is a financial crime risk professional who recently completed work with a global insurer based in Milan, Italy, where she focused on enhancing its financial crime measures across offices in three continents.

Mrs. Sheen previously worked as the inaugural director of the Financial Crime Division for the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. She joined the Commission in 2010 as its first legal counsel. Prior to joining the Commission, Mrs. Sheen worked as legal counsel for various financial companies both in Canada and Australia. While in Sydney, Australia, Mrs. Sheen worked with a large accountancy firm in its compliance advisory team before moving to Guernsey. Originally from Montreal, Canada, Mrs. Sheen started her legal career in Toronto in the late 1990s.

Moreover, Mrs. Sheen holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration, an LLB and a master’s degree in risk management. She is a member of ACAMS and is a graduate of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies program. Mrs. Sheen’s particular area of interest is in relation to the effectiveness of risk management and mitigation measures in influencing changes in staff behavior and culture within financial institutions.

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Pia Bergman
  • Pia Bergman

  • National Coordinator against Heavy Economic Crimes
  • Swedish Tax Agency


Pia Bergman has worked with, and facilitated the work towards gross economic and grossly organized activities for the Swedish Tax Agency since 2006. In addition to the operational work, she also works with several assignments related to industry and government cooperation in order to support fair competition where businesses do business equally and conditions are within the legal limits. In 2007, she launched a network for all the actors and regulators under the money laundering legislation , “The Moneylaundery Network”.

Rose Bernard
  • Rose Bernard

  • Senior Intelligence Development Analyst
  • Digital Shadows


Rose Bernard has worked at Digital Shadows since January 2018, and is currently managing the Strategic Research Team. Prior to this she worked for Control Risks as a cyber threat analyst, and for the National Crime Agency where she focused on counter narcotics in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Rose holds an MA in History and Languages from University College London and is currently gaining her doctorate at Kings College London, where she is creating a framework for intelligence sharing between civilian and military organizations in the case of public health events of international concern (PHEIC). Her particular interests include the evolution of Latin American cybercrime and mapping the dark web.

Richard Gordon Daniels
  • Richard Gordon Daniels

  • Co-Head of Group Financial Crime Prevention
  • Nordea


Richard is the Head of Financial Crime Change Programme and Co-Head of the Group Financial Crime Prevention Department for the largest bank in the Nordics. He has over 24 years’ experience in Financial Services, delivering complex change and running multi-jurisdictional operational functions.

Juho Hasa
  • Juho Hasa

  • Tax Auditor
  • Finnish Tax Administration


Juho Hasa is Tax Auditor at the Finnish Tax Administration. He has been working with tax matters related to cryptocurrencies from late 2015 and has specialised in blockchain analysis. Prior to cryptocurrency work duties, Juho has tax-audited companies in the e-commerce field. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Lapland, Rovaniemi.

Karl-Johan Karlsson


Karl-Johan Karlsson is a Financial Crime Compliance Officer at Handelsbanken. Prior to this, he was a Senior Compliance Officer at Danske Bank, which is the largest bank in Denmark. He began working in the financial services industry in 2001 and has since then held several senior- and management positions in both risk and compliance. Karl-Johan was among the first in Europe to earn the Certified Advanced AML Audit Specialist (CAMS-Audit) credential from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).

Ole Kirk
  • Ole Kirk

  • AML Senior Officer
  • Arbejdernes Landsbank


Ole Kirk is a former IT developer and business analyst. He has spent twenty years dealing with incomplete data, and working together with users to obtain useable information out of the data available. Through years of experience, Ole understands that data is integral to businesses, but also that there is no such thing as plug ‘n’ play when it comes to “new” technology, and there is no easy fix for bad data.

Prior to his current role at Arbejdernes Landsbank as Senior AML Officer, he was responsible for maintaining and developing Danske Bank’s transaction monitoring platform for six years. Before this, he had a similar position with Danske Bank’s internal audit rooting out internal fraudsters.

  • Johan Landström

  • Co-Founder / Head of Lab
  • Acuminor AB


With 16 years of experience in financial investigations, Johan has seen the growth and development of new payment methods and how they interconnect in a more increasingly complex way with the traditional financial sector. He has actively been a part of developing disruptive and investigative AML methods for both regulated and non-regulated payment methods, both in the private sector and at the National Cyber Crime Centre in Sweden.

Mika Linna


Mika Linna (LLM, CISM, CISSP) is the Head of Financial Crime and Cybersecurity for Finance Finland (FFI) and has almost 30 years of risk management experience in the financial services industry. Before joining the FFI, he has held Senior Advisory positions in Operational Risk and Information Security Management at Nordea Bank, Aktia Financial Group and KPMG Finland. He is the current Chairman of the European Banking Federation Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime Committee and an active member of the Anti-Money Laundering, Financial Crime and Cybersecurity related Working Groups at the European Banking Federation, Insurance Europe and European Payments Council.

Phil Ly
  • Phil Ly

  • Financial Crime Consultant SME


Phil helps banks, insurers and asset managers transform their approaches to financial crime. He has almost 10 years’ experience working in innovation, data analytics and transformation. His specialist areas include: financial crime intelligence and investigations, customer risk rating, regulatory technology (RegTech), data analytics, KYC and AML transaction monitoring. He led the development of a Customer Risk Rating model for a global Tier one bank, taking the team from design and concept to logical data model and implementation across 5 regions and 10+ million customers.



Susanna Mills is AML Business Analyst at OP Financial Group, the largest financial group in Finland. She has a more than nine years’ experience in a vast array of AFC duties including risk assessments and developing AML transaction monitoring systems. Prior to joining OP, Susanna worked as a Compliance Officer at S-Bank Ltd for the past eight years and led various development projects related to AFC. She holds a MSc in Business Administration from Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki.

Aleksi Pursiainen


Aleksi Pursiainen is the founder and CEO of Solid Plan Consulting, Finland’s leading sanctions and export control consultancy. Mr. Pursiainen advises major exporters, financial institutions and other organisations on a comprehensive range of legal and policy issues related to compliance with trade regulations, such as EU and US sanctions, EU export control regulations and US re-export rules. Before founding Solid Plan Consulting, Mr. Pursiainen was Head of Trade Compliance at Nokia Corporation’s legal division, advising Nokia’s senior leadership and other functions on global compliance with regulation of international trade as well as the development and implementation of Nokia’s Internal Compliance Program. Prior to joining Nokia, Mr. Pursiainen worked for several years in various legal roles within the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, most recently as the head of the Ministry’s sanctions team and a member of Finland’s delegation to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Prior to his career at the Ministry, Mr. Pursiainen was Senior Research Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre of Cambridge University, leading a Red Cross team in research into International Humanitarian Law.

Mark Sully


Mark Sully has worked within the Information and Technology Industry for over 20 years delivering solutions in Financial Crime, AML, KYC, Risk and Credit. Having held senior roles for a number of global vendors, he has developed a detailed knowledge of how organisations consume complex information, challenges faced through multiple systems and the need for the use of technology, automation, cognitive assistance and optimally: quality data.


Mark is the Global Head of Transaction Monitoring Controls at HSBC. In this role Mark provides end-to-end control accountability, support and guidance across the sub-functions of data, technology, analytics, and investigations as they combine to provide a transaction monitoring capability. His previous roles within the bank have been the Global Head of AML Investigations, and the UK Head of Sanctions. Before joining HSBC, Mark held senior management positions in the global Financial Crime Risk function with the National Australia Bank in Australia.

Mark was a faculty member and lecturer on the joint ICA/AFMA (Australian Financial Markets Association) Diploma course in Applied Anti-Money Laundering, and he is currently completing his PhD research into the effectiveness of financial sector engagement in international financial crime countermeasures.

Greg Wlodarczyk


Greg is the Head of AML, Risk and Compliance at Satispay – the mobile payments provider that operates independently from traditional debit and credit cards to facilitate peer-to-peer payments, as well as payments from individuals to merchants. Satispay was named among leading global FinTech innovators in the 2017 FinTech 100 report by KPMG and H2 Ventures.

Greg previously spent almost 10 years working for the Moneycorp Group comprised of an EEA authorised bank, a FCA authorised investment firm and a FCA authorised payment institution along with a number of other overseas financial institutions in Spain, France and the US.

Eric Wu
  • Eric Wu

  • Head of Compliance Technology – Data & Risk Analytics
  • Revolut


Eric was born and raised in Ottawa, graduated from the University of Waterloo’s mathematics faculty, and now builds in-house fraud and AML systems for Revolut. At the University of Waterloo, he worked his way through the actuarial science and statistics program, and in his final year, developed an interest in graph theory and optimisation problems. He graduated with a double major in Math Optimisation and Actuarial Science, and a joint in Statistics.

At Revolut, Eric started as an operations analyst, tackled Revolut’s fraud problems head-on with data, and became the second person in a two-person compliance department. Today, he works with over 60 data scientists, engineers, and compliance professionals as the Head of Compliance Technology. Python, SQL, and Java are his tools of choice and he is excited about building solutions, and bringing them to life.

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